Review: Giant Days Vol. 7

Giant Days Vol 7

Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: March 27th 2018
Received: Own
Issues: Giant Days 25-28
Rating: 4 Kitties

Suzie, Esther, and Daisy are back for another volume, and thank goodness for it. This is the third volume from their second year, and it’s just about Christmas time for them (I love that the series doesn’t rush through the years like some other series would). Like the other volumes there’s a ton going on here, so it’s full of fun and chaos.

Spoiler Warning

The beginning of this volume is definitely more focused on Suzie, while the middle starts shifting more towards Esther. The ending is more of a group story? I’d like to see more of Daisy, but that’s life. Oh, there’s some more focus on the guys as well this volume so that’s fun!

It’s Christmastime, which means everyone went home for the holidays. For Suzie that meant she was heading home to her parents and their struggling marriage. Try as she might she can’t seem to get her sisters to care about it; they’ve all known about this for years, and since they have their own families to deal with they don’t really care (seriously, I think they’re all pregnant or just had kids very recently – it must be such a strange feeling for Suzie to be surrounded by them like that).

Seeing a family go through tough times like this isn’t anything new, but the creators still manage to make it interesting, and at times even funny. In the end it all sort of works out, but if you ask me it’s more of a Band-Aid than an actual solution. Then again, that’s pretty human and stereotypical in itself, isn’t it?

The unthinkable happened in this volume; Dean got a girlfriend! For those that went ‘who?’ here, I don’t blame you at all. I’m always forgetting the dude’s name, mostly because I don’t care. Now, I’m not sure if he’s dating a gold digger or just a girl that has no concept of money, but either way it isn’t good for him. Esther ends up stepping in and causing a chaotic intervention, which I guess is appropriate.

Speaking of Esther, she went political this volume! Well, sort. She finally starts learning about how not all businesses and corporations are good, and the damage they can cause. This was a pretty funny plot, as Esther seemed to sincerely think the changes she made were ‘extreme’ and enough to make anybody in that world impressed by her, only to find out how wrong she was. It’s nice that they touched upon this issue too. And I have to admit, I love the more casual ‘oh well’ sort of ending to it all, as that is also something that happens a lot in real life.

The last plot is super crazy, but ends up being insanely cute. I won’t ruin it for you, but I enjoyed it. During the crazier scenes in it though, they hinted at a budding relationship. Or at least I think they did. I’m not sure where that’s going to go, but it should be interesting (and dramatic).

I think there will probably be one or two more volumes for the year (as in the school year, not our year), which should be good. It does make me wonder how long the series is planning on running for? I hope it’s not planning on ending anytime soon!

 

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About Liz

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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